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Paris | Final 8 qualifiers make Roland Garros main draw

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London | ATP, WTA and ITF face backlash after stripping Wimbledon of ranking points

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London | Full statements by ATP, WTA and ITF on removal of ranking points at Wimbledon

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Lyon | Norrie scrambles through to final

Cameron Norrie no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when he finally closed out his semi-final clash against the fast-rising Danish star Holger Rune to reach the title round of the Lyon Open in the South of France.

Geneva | Ruud in final for second consecutive year

Casper Ruud has maintained his run of undefeated matches at the Geneva Open to reach the title round for a second consecutive year where he hopes to successfully defend his title in final preparation for the French Open which starts on Sunday.

Lyon | Norrie remains on track

Cameron Norrie is on course to collect the Lyons Open title after outlasting Argentina’s Sebastian Baez 6-4 4-6 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the ATP 250 tournament on the south coast of France for a third time.

Geneva | Ruud favourite to keep title

Casper Ruud produced another strong performance and looked very comfortable on the clay in his quest to retain the Geneva Open title by defeating Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis after 104-minutes 6-4 7-6(3) to reach the semi-finals at the Gonet Geneva Open.

Paris | Junior champ makes main draw as qualifiers determined

On Thursday, Linda Noskova, the reigning junior champion at Roland Garros, became the youngest woman to qualify for the French Open in Paris since 2009, joining 8 others to make it into the main draw, while the remaining hopefuls await the outcome of their 3rd-round...
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Andy Murray has revealed a promise he made to Olympic doubles partner Joe Salisbury.

The unseeded British pair secured a Toyko quarter-final date with Croatians Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig thanks to a 6-2 7-6 (7-2) victory over German duo Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.

I’d have been annoyed with myself if I’d decided to play with the issue, made it worse, lost my singles and not been able to perform well in the doubles. Andy Murray

Andy Murray, 34, a two-time Games singles champion who withdrew from a third campaign in the individual event due to a thigh injury, said: “When we spoke about playing, I told Joe that if I had any physical issues I’d prioritise doubles over singles and that’s why I made the decision.

“I’d have been annoyed with myself if I’d decided to play with the issue, made it worse, lost my singles and not been able to perform well in the doubles.”

The victory kept Murray on course for a record-busting fourth Games medal, having claimed singles gold and, with Laura Robson, mixed doubles silver in 2012 and singles gold in 2016. Murray, who has made a stop-start comeback from hip trouble, would be the first male to win so many medals since tennis was re-introduced in 1988.

Former world No.1 Murray, twice Wimbledon champion, and Salisbury, who has lifted two major doubles titles, also scored a straight sets win when they stunned second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the French Open champions, in the opening round

Stefanos Tsitsipas, on a revenge mission, defeated American Frances Tiafoe, who stunned the Greek in the first round at Wimbledon, 6-3 6-4.

Diego Schwartzman and Jeremy Chardy also reached the last 16. Argentine Schwartzman saw off Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic 6-4 7-5. Frenchman Chardy battled to a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Asian Karasev of the Russian Olympic Committee.


Stefanos Tsitsipas avenges his Wimbledon loss

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